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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 117, 2017 (Print Copy)

by James Kelly
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Published date

15 November 2017

Frequency: 1 Annually

ISSN: 0035-8991

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Edited by: James Kelly and Tomás Ó Carragáin

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers primarily in the fields of archaeology and history, but also welcomes submissions on aspects of culture, including material culture, from the perspectives of other disciplines, as well as submissions in Celtic Studies and literature.

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  1. Editorial (pp. i-iii)

    Tomás Ó Carragáin

  2. The development of the hillfort in prehistoric Ireland (pp. 3-61)

    William O'Brien

  3. Luigne Breg and the origins of the Uí Néill (pp. 65-99)

    Patrick Gleeson

  4. Christianising pagan worlds in conversion-era Ireland: archaeological evidence for the origins of Irish ecclesiastical sites (pp. 103-130)

    Lorcan Harney

  5. The Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Crozier: archaeology and use (pp. 133-181)

    Cormac Bourke and Duncan Hook

  6. Violence and authority: the sheriff and seneschal in late medieval Ireland (pp. 185-206)

    Áine Foley

  7. R.L. Edgeworth and optical telegraphy in Ireland, c. 1790–1805 (pp. 209-235)

    Adrian James Kirwan

  8. Professor John Wardell and university history in Ireland in the early twentieth century(pp. 239-260)

    Ruairí Cullen

  9. In Retrospect: Françoise Henry's published works – an overview (pp. 263-274)

    Peter Harbison

About the author

James Kelly

James Kelly, MRIA, is Cregan Professor of History, and head of the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University. He was previously head of the History Department at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He has written extensively on eighteenth-century Irish history. His publications include Prelude to Unions: Anglo-Irish politics in the 1780s (Cork University Press, 1992); That damn's thing called Honour: Duelling in Ireland, 1570-1860 (Cork University Press, 1995); Henry Flood: patriots and politics in eighteenth-century Ireland (University f Notre Dame Press, 1998); Poynings’ law and the making of Law in Ireland, 1660-1800 (Irish Legal History Society, 2007); Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746-1818,ultra-Protestant  ideologue (Four Courts Press, 2009); Poynings' Law and the making of law in Ireland, 1660-1800 (Dublin, 2006) and Proceedings of the Irish House of Lords, 1771-1800 (3 vols, Dublin, 2008). Clubs and societies in eighteenth century Ireland (edited with M.J. Powell) (Four Courts Press, 2010); Sport in Ireland 1600-1840 (Four Courts Press, 2014), and The proclamations of Ireland, 1660-1820 (5 vols, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2014). He is currently president of the Irish Economic and Social History Society, and a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. He has served as co-editor of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, section C since 2008.